Richard Sterne and Trevor Fisher Jnr head field at the halfway stage.
Home stars Richard Sterne and Trevor Fisher Jnr share the lead in the Joburg Open in South Africa at the halfway stage after finishing day two of the European event three shots clear of the chasing pack.
Sterne had jointly held the lead with Maximilian Kieffer after the opening day of the tournament, and he remains in front after adding a round of 65 to his 63 posted on Thursday to sit on 15-under par.
Fisher Jnr had moved into the lead earlier in the day with a sensation 62, which was one short of Charl Schwartzel’s course record on the west course of the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club.
The leading pair are three shots clear of George Coetzee in third place, while Schwartzel and compatriot Keith Horne are two shots further back as they complete an all-South African top-five
“I did the right things and putted well. It’s nice to not be behind going into the weekend,” Sterne told the European Tour’s official website. “It won’t be easy on the weekend. The players that are five or six back can catch us as well. Charl’s there, George (Coetzee) is due a win, so it’s a long way from over.”
Fisher Jnr bagged an eagle and seven birdies in round and he added: “It was a great day out there. Everything just happened for me and I sank the putts I needed to sink. I was happy and patient with myself – walked slow and did everything slow – and it was just a good day.”